A special called session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church has been called for February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, MO. The specific focus of this special called session is regarding the issue of human sexuality as it relates to gay marriage and LGBTQ persons and potential ordination. 

We plan to update this page during our time in St. Louis - so bookmark it and check often. 

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In the video below, Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey discusses the issues. The video was taped in late 2018 during one of seven Listening Sessions held across the conference. 


Read the Commission on a Way Forward's Report to the General Conference

Read responses to some of the most frequently asked questions 

View list of Louisiana Conference delegates to General Conference

Find study resources from all points of view

Compare the three plan proposals for General Conference

Below is a panel discussion, streamed on February 6, featuring speakers for each of the major plans proposed to the 2019 General Conference.

The guests are: 

  • Rev. Chris Ritter, speaking on behalf of the Connectional Conference Plan
  • Rev. Mark Holland, speaking on behalf of the One Church Plan
  • Rev. Althea Spencer-Miller, speaking on behalf of the Simple Plan
  • Rev. Rob Renfroe, speaking on behalf of the Traditional Plan